I’ll be honest. I was shocked when I heard the news that David Morrissey (pictured right) will be playing the role of the Governor in the third season of The Walking Dead. I had my money firmly on Tom Savini and there was an inkling that John Hawkes may get the part. However, when it was all said and done, David Morrissey got the part and now Robert Kirkman explains why?
While talking with MTV, Robert Kirkman revealed why David Morrissey got the role of the Governor.
“More than any other actor, David Morrissey came in and wanted to embrace everything that there is to the Governor. He knew this is a complicated character, and he knew this was a character that people are going to hate to love.
He recognized that this character is a villain,” he continued. “A lot of people came in and were like, ‘But he’s a good guy inside, right?’ They want that nuance, and that’s definitely important. We definitely have that. The Governor isn’t a one-note character; there are a lot of layers to that onion. But this is a sadistic guy. David Morrissey, more than any other actor, really wanted to sink his teeth into that role. He wants to embrace everything there is about the Governor. I think people are going to quickly realize that David Morrissey is an awesome guy for the role.”
Robert Kirkman also mentioned that the Governor will be just like in the comic books, they’re not holding anything back and that Season 3 will be that much more crazier and intense.